Mortality after hospitalization with mild, moderate, and severe hyponatremia.

  title={Mortality after hospitalization with mild, moderate, and severe hyponatremia.},
  author={S. S. Waikar and David B. Mount and Gary C. Curhan},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={122 9},
BACKGROUND Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalized individuals. METHODS To investigate the association between serum sodium concentration and mortality, we conducted a prospective cohort study of 98,411 adults hospitalized between 2000 and 2003 at 2 teaching hospitals in Boston, Massachusetts. The main outcome measures were in-hospital, 1-year, and 5-year mortality. Multivariable logistic regression and Cox proportional hazards models were used to compare… CONTINUE READING
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